Morality, Spirituality and Global Citizenship

Authors: 
Kirsi Tirri

Osler and Starkey (2005) identify cosmopolitan citizenship informed by human rights as a goal of citizenship education. This kind of citizenship is a worldview that celebrates human diversity. Cosmopolitan citizens act locally, nationally and globally. They accept shared responsibility for humanity’s common future. In this paper the concepts of morality and spirituality are linked to the concept of global citizenship. The paper will argue that good citizenship education will address questions concerning moral and spiritual domains. The holistic approach to education acknowledges the development of a whole student also in citizenship education. Empirical findings are reported to support the linkages between moral and spiritual domains in education.

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